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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - May 28-June 3, 2014

 

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June 4, 2014

Curated by Amy Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN) and Stephanie Willis (Mintz Levin, Washington, DC); edited by Susan Banks (King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC).

Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans for Health Insurance Still With Us?  
 
www.npr.org - "Welcome to Cigna," said the letter, dated May 16, on behalf of my new employer, the Kaiser Family Foundation. The letter also said the insurer was placing me on a one-year waiting period for any p...   

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An Entrepreneur's Prescription for Fixing Health Care: Start Innovating!  
 
www.forbes.com - Jonathan Bush is chief executive officer and co-founder of athenahealth Inc., a cloud-based health technology and services company. In his recently published book entitled “Where does it Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guid...   

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Medicare Could Save Billions by Scrapping Random Drug Plan Assignment   
 
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org - A new study finds that Medicare is spending billions of dollars more than it needs to on prescription drugs for low-income seniors and disabled beneficiaries. In 2013 an estimated ten million peopl...   

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Individual Market Enrollment Ticks Up in Early 2014  
 
kff.org - Marketplace enrollment has been one of the few measures available thus far to gauge the early success of the Affordable Care Act in expanding access to health insurance. The latest figures re...   

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Can Health Care and Tech Work Together?  
 
www.bostonglobe.com - If it's Monday, your smartphone might remind you, you should probably be thinking about quitting smoking. Your odds of being diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus are one in 150 based on other cases in your ...  

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Health 
  
Studies Show Medicaid Leads to Poor Health Outcomes 

Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two | Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation  
   
The Medicare Physician-Data ReleaseContext and Rationale 

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Education 
  
North Shore-LIJ CEO Michael Dowling Is Scripting a New Model for Health Care 

Oral Argument Calendar - San Francisco, California - June 2014  
   
HIT Development Is Tough Work. So What? 

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Business 
  
Ventas to Buy American Realty Capital Healthcare for $2.6 Billion 

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Politics 
  
The Politics of Health in 2014 Are Not What You Think  
 

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